The 10 Absolute Best Under-Eye Concealers
Far worse than a delayed train or spilling coffee all over your new handbag is looking in the mirror and seeing dark circles (AKA looking like a straight-up zombie). To ensure that you’re doing everything in your power to fight and hide ’em (and not resemble the undead), we’ve rounded up the best concealing formulas so that you can banish your dark circles once and for all.
1. Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser
It says what it does and it does what it says. The formula includes goji berry and haloxyl to brighten the eye, smooth fine lines, and banish those perma-shadows hanging out under your eyes. Plus, it comes with a unique sponge applicator to lightly blend and sweep.
2. bareMinerals Well-Rested CC Eye Primer
If you’re looking for coverage right from the get-go, this eye primer provides a hint of color-correcting tint and also boasts notorious fatigue-fighting ingredients such as aloe and caffeine. You can wear it alone or with additional coverage.
3. MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
Because we can never say it enough, sun is your skin’s number one enemy. Not to mention, your eyes are a direct target (hello, sunnies!). When it comes to concealer, there’s no better bonus than added sun protection. This creamy, lightweight, and antioxidant-packed formula effectively banishes dark eye circles with an SPF of 35.
4. Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener
For a more subtle approach to covering up those pesky under eye circles, look to a tinted eye-brightener that targets shadows for a refreshed look. With its doe-foot applicator, this lightweight formula is ideal for quick touch-ups throughout the day.
5. Jouer Age-Repairing Concealer
If anti-aging is a priority, look no further than this creamy formula. It fights the signs of aging and stress with the brand’s signature Dermaxyl® Complex and Brazilian botanicals dedicated to hiding wrinkles and fine lines.
6. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Thanks in large part to its light-diffusing technology, a few dots of this super-pigmented, crease-proof formula will leave you free from under eye circles for hours on end. It’s great for layering and comes in a multitude of shades, to boot.
7. Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer
It may be pricey, but you get all the dark-circle-eliminating bang for your buck. Trust. (It’s an editor fave.) Enhanced with Revitalizing Moisture Complex to lock in moisture, this creamy-powder formula blends immaculately and has a super convenient twist-off tube.
8. Benefit Eye Bright Instant Eye Brightener Pencil
Use this lovely pink pencil, which is great for all skin tones, on the inner and outer corners of the eye to trick everyone into thinking you snuck in a few extra hours of sleep.
9. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch
Your eyes will never look dull again if this little wonder has anything to do with it. Promising “eight hours of sleep with the click of a pen,” this cult-favorite elixir brightens with every stroke while erasing signs of stress and puffy eyes.